Color Kinetics licenses patents to iLight Technologies

June 1, 2006
iLight Technologies, Inc has licensed Color Kinetics' patent portfolio to enter the market for color-changing LED lighting
Plexineon RGB Color Kinetics and iLight Technologies have announced an agreement through which iLight will license Color Kinetics' patent portfolio to add color-changing offerings to its LED-based product lines.

These products include the Plexineon RGB Series, introduced at Lightfair International, which has a full spectrum of 16.7 million colors and is compatible with any DMX 512 controller (see iLight Technologies launches RGB and improved white Plexineon).

The slender, low profile Plexineon RGB Series combines smooth, even, and intense light output with the advantages of an exterior specialty-grade extrusion, offering designers an enormous amount of opportunities for interior or exterior lighting applications.

"We are very pleased to offer dynamic color control together with our award-winning Plexineon profile," said Mark Cleaver, chairman of iLight Technologies. "Our agreement with Color Kinetics makes this exciting opportunity possible, and reflects our commitment to the growing market for intelligently controlled LED lighting."

"We believe that LEDs offer the best method for lighting with color today, and we're pleased to help companies like iLight take advantage of this accelerating market shift," said Bill Sims, President and CEO, Color Kinetics. "Our licensing program continues to gain momentum as more manufacturers recognize the value and competitive advantage our intellectual property can afford."